Follow the Naked and Afraid Adventure in Real Time

FOLLOW SUPERFANS AS THEY TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE IN REAL TIME

A NEW SEASON OF ‘NAKED AND AFRAID’ PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH AT 10PM ET/PT

(New York) – From Peter Dinklage and Leslie Jones to James Franco and Seth Rogen, everyone wants to get NAKED. Or at least get in on the NAKED AND AFRAID action. Discovery’s real, raw and extreme show is now giving two super fans the opportunity of a lifetime to see if they have what it takes to conquer 14 days NAKED AND AFRAID… BUT there’s a twist.

For the first time ever, the two survivalists will document their intense Naked and Afraid experience across social media. Fans of the series can catch daily highlights and low points of the NAKED AND AFRAID survival journey in real time. YouTuber Cory Williams and pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley, will both be sharing their Naked and Afraid journey in real time across their social platforms. Follow Cory and Anastasia in real time on their social media accounts NOW as they train and also during the challenge itself from Monday, February 20th until Sunday, March 5th. The new season of NAKED AND AFRAID premieres Sunday, March 5th at 10pm ET/PT and Cory and Anastasia’s episode will air later in the season.

Cory Williams is a professional YouTuber who has been creating short films online for over 12 years. His YouTube channels SMPFilms and LiveEachDay, have over a million subscribers and 500 million views with multiple viral videos. Cory claims he’s been preparing for a challenge like NAKED AND AFRAID since he was a kid. Born and raised in Central California, Cory grew up hunting and fishing with his family near the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Currently residing in Eagle River, Alaska, Cory has become an avid outdoorsman.  His background as a firefighter for the California Department of Forestry (CDF), a certified EMT, and a professional stuntman provide a unique skill set perfect for a survival challenge. Follow him now as he trains and endures the NAKED AND AFRAID challenge on Twitter or YouTube at: smpfilms

Anastasia Ashley is an internationally recognized professional surfer. Competing from the early age of 7, she was professionally surfing by the age of 14 and has won over 200 events including the prestigious Women’s Pipeline Pro. She is currently one of the most followed surfers on social media with over 3 million followers and fans across her channels. Anastasia’s passions for fitness, travel and adventure inspired her to tackle the NAKED AND AFRAID challenge. Follow her journey now on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @anastasiaashley

To find out if the social media stars can endure this ultimate test of survival, follow Naked and Afraid and Discovery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for highlights over the course of their challenge. They will emerge from the challenge on the day of the premiere of Naked and Afraid: Season 7 on Sunday, March 5. The live episode will air later this season on Discovery. To follow their experiences, with Discovery, go to Naked and Afraid on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or on discovery.com.

NAKED AND AFRAID is produced for Discovery Channel by Renegade 83; David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Steve Rankin and Mathilde Bittner are executive producers. For Discovery, Denise Contis and Joseph Boyle are executive producers.

About Discovery Channel 
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.